Like something straight out of a fairytale, this charming and tranquil three-bedroom home is just 400m from the white sand and blue water of Pauanui Beach. Welcome to Once Upon a Tide.
Filled with natural light, right up to its dramatic vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, the living open-plan living and dining space here at Once Upon a Time is styled to make you feel right at home. Do just as the couch cushion says, and sit back and relax.
Set the ideal temperature on the heat pump, or open up the doors and windows and let the cool breeze and enchanting birdsong fill the house. Delve into a book on the reclining chair, gather around for a family board game challenge, or have yourself a well-deserved siesta on the day bed.
A well-equipped galley kitchen is on hand to prepare delicious holiday meals for your family and friends. Play your favourite tunes on the Bose Bluetooth speaker and enjoy a few cold ones as you grill up a storm on the BBQ and dine alfresco long into the warm summer evening. The large deck is the ideal spot to unwind after a tough day of chilling at the beach!
Three bedrooms comfortably sleep up to seven guests here at Once Upon a Time. Enjoy the leafy green outlook through the windows, and embrace the rustic beach lifestyle with the outdoor ablutions!
When you wake in the morning, enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee as you listen to the morning chorus. With plenty to see and do in the area, you’ll have no problem making a plan for the day.
Perhaps you’ve brought the boat and parked it on the large lawn ready for the perfect conditions to go fishing - the boat ramp is just a five-minute drive away. Or perhaps you’re after a bit of exercise to start the day - the tracks to the top of Mt Pauanui and Cave Bay are just a few minutes walk from home. With the beach just a 400m walk from home, we know you’ll be spending a good chunk of time there!
When you need to top up on supplies, or you fancy a casual bite to eat out, the local shops are a four-minute drive away. For something a little fancier, why not wander up the road to the Grand Mecure Puka Park Resort and try out the fare at Miha Restaurant and Bar.
Get lost in the magic and make your own stories to tell generations to come, here at Once Upon a Tide.
- Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Triple bunk
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
Linen available at additional charge
Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.
All guests should take extra care when using the upper bunks on the triple bunk beds. They do have fixed ladders and guard-rails to prevent falls.
The pictured fireplace is currently not available for guest use.
There may be a limited number of Nespresso coffee pods available for your stay. We recommend you bring your own if you wish to use the machine.
- Driveway (private)
- Fenced (fully)
- Hair dryer
- Heat pump
- Ironing board
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Parking (on-street)
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for Once Upon a TideWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
ToniaStayed April 2021
A fabulous bach, fun and easy with lots of character. We had a great time here, it had everything we needed.
MikeStayed January 2021
A fantastic property, well suited to our family.
RaeStayed January 2021
Great location and a fun kiwi batch.
MartinStayed December 2020
Just had a 6 day stay at 'Once Upon a Tide'. Beautiful 'Old School' 70's Kiwi Bach. Absolutely loved our stay, it had everything we needed and was a 5 minute walk to the beach. Very private, with a lovely sunny deck surrounded by a Pohutukawa tree. We would love to stay here again!!